[Freewx-maint] Bug#627728: src/_*.py files needed as well

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 01:18:43 UTC 2011

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:56 PM, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 06, 2011 at 10:31:33PM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 3:37 AM, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> wrote:
>> > It would probably be least error-prone if you patched the package locally
>> > and once it was working, sent us a patch showing exactly what needs
>> > changing.  Failing that, an complete list of the "cp" commands needed to
>> > take you from installing the current package to having a working setup
>> > for what you're trying to do should do.
>>  sorry, olly - this is far too long ago for me to remember.  the time
>> for answering the bugreport was within at most 2 months of the time it
>> was raised:
> It's a shame how long this bug report was left unanswered, but for the
> record I've been involved in maintaining the wx packages for just under
> 2 months.  I'm really just a user of them who was disappointed with
> the state they had got into.

 *sigh* well that's fantastic that you're getting it sorted.

>> i now cannot even remember what project it was that i was
>> working on.. no... wait... yes i can: it was something to do with
>> python-wx-webkit.
> So what does one need to do with python-wx-webkit to make use of these
> files?

 ok, python-wx-webkit is slowly having full DOM access added to it,
but it's being added manually via c++ bindings (which the wx-webkit
developer is writing - it's taking him months: he could be a good
couple of years at it).

 the python bindings _should_ be easy (viz: automatic), but the
problem comes with the auto-generation of the python bindings.  that's
where the missing files are required, because the python-wx-webkit
code is so low-level (it sub-classes wxwindow if i recall correctly)
that you *have* to have those files in order to build.

 in other words, if someone in the future wanted to package
python-wx-webkit for debian, the build would utterly fail... because
"apt-get build-dep python-wx-webkit" would fail to install the
required files as build dependencies [those src/_*.py files].

 normally if you do "./autogen.sh; make; make install" etc on the
standard wx source code then those src/_*.py files automatically get
installed in /usr/include.

 so there's a pattern-match missing somewhere in the debian/* package
files - i forget which one says which files are to be installed on a
per-package basis - that's all that's needed.


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